Manage your cow’s BSC going into winter
Tri-State Livestock News
In our area most of the harvest is complete. We really saw some large yield swings, depending on the rain showers. Some corn made nothing while other areas made 50-60 bushels. The only thing we can say for sure is ‘Feed prices are high!” You must do everything you can to minimize feed costs while assuring adequate nutrition of your cows.
If the election were today, would the food system win?
If consumers were voting on the way their food is produced, half the women would be undecided while 40 percent of men would favor the status quo. Overall, a recent survey showed a little more than one-third of people are undecided about today’s food system while the rest of the population is almost evenly split on whether it is on the wrong track or headed in the right direction.
Clever cattle culling decisions bolster calf production, profits
The Western Producer
As weaning time and pregnancy checking approaches, many cow-calf producers have to make decisions about which cows should be offered the early retirement option.
Chemistry in the News — A Smelly Business
Meat production stinks. And I’m not referring to worries about bacterial contamination. I mean it literally stinks. Here’s the story. Hold your nose.
New Beef Association VP promises different approach, not message
The State Journal-Register
Drought and politics have created plenty of uncertainty for Illinois’ cattle industry.
But Reid Blossom, the new executive vice president of the Illinois Beef Association, said cattlemen should never have to wonder if they’re facing such issues alone.
Drought takes toll on Kansas cattle industry
The Wichita Eagle
The drought may have damaged the state’s corn and soybean crops most directly, but the bigger blow to the state economy comes against the much larger cattle industry.
Climate-related emissions from feedyards monitored in AgriLife Research study
North Texas e-News
An accurate estimation of nitrous oxide and methane emissions from beef cattle feedlots is an increasing concern given the current and potential future reporting requirements for greenhouse gas emissions.
Looking at Your Cattle a Practice for Production Success
Missouri Ag Connection
Successful beef cattle producers in southwest Missouri give varied responses when asked about their most important practices for success.
According to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension, most producers will stay things like forage production, genetic selection, health programs and effective marketing.
Consumers’ appetite for grass-fed beef growing
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Every Saturday at the Tower Grove Farmers Market in St. Louis, rancher Jeremy Parker brings in hundreds of pounds of beef – flanks, sirloins, briskets, ground – and at the end of the market day, most of it is sold.
Temple Grandin: Ag must communicate better with the public
The conference room that had been filled with applause and laughter minutes earlier was now quiet, aside from workers rearranging tables and chairs, and Temple Grandin, having just delivered a well-received presentation on autism to a full house, leaned back in an office chair and shifted her focus to the other topic at the center of her life: the livestock industry.